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CHI Farms, ZOETIS to Commission Ultra-modern Veter

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Chi Farms Limited, a subsidiary of TGI Group, in partnership with ZOETIS, a global animal health care company and representative of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Africa is set to commission an ultra-modern animal care veterinary centre in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria, called ldquo;City Laborat ...

GMO Nigeria: At Last, Science Prevailed

Sunday, August 5, 2018
The greatest global challenge today, especially in Africa is how to make our food more sustainable by 2050. In Nigeria, as in many other African countries, food security and nutrition remain a critical challenge.Production constraints like inversion of insects/pests and diseases,inadequate rainfall ...

‘Feed Nigeria’ Spurred by CIAT Agreement with Alluvial on Groundbreaking Block F

Monday, July 30, 2018
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) today announces a partnership with Alluvial Agriculture, a collective farming business grouping thousands of smallholders in Nigeria. CIAT, a research center for the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) ndash; ...

Cassava: Edo state and IITA explore areas of possible collaboration

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The Edo State Government and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) today agreed to join forces to bring about transformational change in cassava, as the oil-rich state embarks on reforms to diversify its economy. Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki revealed his administration ...

FG to Close border with neighbouring country over rice smuggling

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The Federal Government says it will shut down the land border between Nigeria and a neighbouring country in a few days time to avoid smuggling of foreign rice into the country. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday while speaking wit ...

World cassava conference holds 11-15 June in Cotonou

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21 century (GCP21) will hold a world conference on cassava in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, 11-15 June 2018. The conference is the fourth in a series coming after previous ones in Bellagio, Uganda and China, and will feature the latest results from research an ...

Positioning Africa’s Agricultural Sector to Feed the World

Sunday, June 3, 2018
As reported in the Foresight Report (2011), the global food system will experience unprecedented confluence of pressures over the next 40 years. On the demand side, global population which is currently estimated to be about 7billion will increase to eight billion by 2030, and probably to over nine b ...

ICRC Distributes Varieties of Seeds To 50,000 Borno farmers

Saturday, May 26, 2018
The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) has commenced the distribution of 4,000 metric tonnes of assorted seeds to 50,000 farmers in Borno State. The distribution was targeted at reducing the effect of Boko Haram insurgency, which displaced over two million people in Borno state which was ...

IITA Cassava Weed Management Project and CRS train 35 extension service provider

Friday, April 6, 2018
After a day rsquo;s training on weed management in cassava farming systems, extension service providers have resolved to adopt and disseminate best bet weed management practices including appropriate spacing, tillage, use of improved varieties, and the use of safe and environmentally friendly he ...

Agricultural Export In Nigeria records 150% rise in one year

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), has said that agricultural commodities export exceeded 150 percent in the last one year. The Coordinating Director, NAQS, Dr Vincent Isegbe, made the disclosure while encouraging farmers and exporters of agricultural commodities, following ...

Thailand Ambassador to Audu Ogbeh: You lied on Rice importation

Thursday, March 8, 2018
The Ambassador of Thailand to Nigeria, Wattana Kunwongse, has denied a claim by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, that rice mills were collapsing in the Asian country. On Friday, Ogbeh had claimed that Thailand said President Muhammadu Buhari rsquo;s policy on local rice sufficiency w ...

Sokoto to construct 1000 tube wells to tackle drought in farms

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Sokoto government said it will construct 1000 tube wells so as to provide enough water to farm lands for the 2018 irrigation season in the state. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this on Saturday in Sokoto. ldquo;The water levels in our dams are very low and will not be enough to s ...

AGRICULTURE: Towards a food-secure Africa

Monday, February 19, 2018
Development experts and political leaders agree that Africa rsquo;s enormous agricultural potential, if tapped, can feed the continent and spur socio-economic growth. In its 2016 ndash;2025 strategy for agricultural transformation in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) advises governments ...
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